Spotlight on Artist

Hannah Spencer & the Purple Easel Gallery of Salmon, Idaho

Nestled between mountain peaks, with the mighty Salmon River flowing through town, Salmon, Idaho provides breathtaking vistas for residents and visitors alike. No one captures the sheer majesty of the natural vistas like local artists who have found a home in this rugged Western town. 

The Purple Easel Art Gallery provides a central showcase for talented creators, specializing in various mediums including paintings, prints, metalcraft, jewelry, drawing, stained glass, and others. Block carving artist Hannah Spencer has found a home for her stunning woodblock prints among these talented individuals.

 It was a love of the outdoors that brought Hannah out west, but romantic love that led her to settle in the Salmon area. Her love story began at Lost Trail Ski area when she met an intriguing stranger who would become her husband. Now the two raise their two children in an off-grid home on the banks of the Salmon River, where Hannah finds no shortage of inspiration for her work. Whether it be a vibrant surfacing trout, a yurt ski scene, or a wilderness homestead bathed in moonlight, Hannah’s love of the wildness that is inherent to Salmon and the surrounding area can be felt in each piece.

Hannah is one of over 30 artists who display their creations at the Purple Easel. Each piece at the gallery exudes an undeniable connection to place, capturing the Salmon Valley through unique lenses. Check out Hannah’s website for more of her story. And, as always, check out the Visit Salmon Valley website for more information on where to eat, stay, and play when you come to see Hannah’s work in the beautiful Salmon Idaho Valley.

In addition to artwork, the gallery also offers various workshops, framing services, and art supplies. Be sure to stop by the Purple Easel on your next visit for a one-of-a-kind reminder that encompasses the spirit of the Salmon Valley.

The Purple Easel - Art Store in Salmon, ID
Art Supplies at The Purple Easel